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«Parcours de femmes»

Twenty Years of Women in French

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Edited By Maggie Allison and Angela Kershaw

This collection of essays celebrates twenty years of Women in French, a network of female academics working in the discipline of French Studies. Based on papers delivered at the group’s tenth biennial conference in Leeds, which was entitled ‘Le parcours’, the volume investigates the theme of trajectories in French and Francophone women’s lives and writings.
The book begins with consideration of the ways in which traces of women’s lives, experiences and texts are conserved in archives and communicated to new generations of readers through the practice of women’s biography. It then addresses the presence of women in public spaces such as journalism, politics and the street. The volume goes on to examine women’s representations in literary space and their use of imaginative writing to depict, interrogate and transform their life trajectories. It considers women’s movements through geographical space, looking at the intersections between gender and travel. With the inclusion of essays from a range of disciplinary perspectives, the volume highlights the variety of French and Francophone women’s contributions to society, culture and politics as well as celebrating the diversity of women’s contributions to the discipline of French Studies in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Europe.

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abortion 99, 106, 110, 178, 190, 201, 286 Alzheimer’s disease 168, 169, 171, 172–3, 174, 176, 177 anorexia 144–5 anti-Semitism 55, 191, 212, 262, 266 Archives du féminisme 13 Aubry, Martine 61, 74, 75 autobiography 6, 7, 14, 15, 98–9, 100–1, 103, 104, 108, 109, 110–11, 112, 151, 167, 173, 179, 184, 192, 194, 230–1, 243 autofiction 167 Bachelot, Roselyne 77 Badinter, Elisabeth 100, 103 n21 Bard, Christine 8, 13, 32, 42, 224 Beauvoir, Simone de 15–17, 19–21, 99, 189 Berthelot, Sophie 9 n10 biographical dictionary 8–12 of women 10–13 Bouraoui, Nina 143 Bourdieu, Pierre 17, 103 Bousquet, Danièle 84 Braidotti, Rosi 140–2, 143, 145, 147 Bureau de l’Assemblée 83, 84–6 Cendrars, Blaise 265 n23, 268 Chabot, Arlette 69, 70 Châtelet, Emilie du 13 Chirac, Jacques 59 CHRS centres 117, 118, 119, 126, 128 Cinderella 122, 123, 159 Cixous, Hélène 189, 248, 249 Commission Balladur 78, 87 n15, 88, 94 Commissions permanentes 83–7 communism 247, 260, 261, 262, 279, 280 Conférence des Présidents 82–3 Curie, Marie 9 n10 Darrieussecq, Marie 145–7, 148 Desnos, Robert 231 Despentes, Virginie 253–6 deterritorialisation 138, 141, 143, 256 displacement 133, 136–7, 143, 152, 154, 158, 179, 275 domestic violence 122–5, 220, 265 dominant culture 115, 206 Durand, Marguerite 24–5, 28, 31, 33, 57 Duras, Marguerite 245–50 écriture féminine 148, 150, 248, 249, 250 Eliot, George 3,...

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